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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / 1991 Brian Interview on: May 13, 2021, 05:29:46 PM
This was a new one to me. Not a good time for Brian, his family, and the other Beach Boys. https://youtu.be/QEVl-UrsqO0
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: May 11, 2021, 08:21:50 PM
Was Al Jardine a participant in Mike's group, Celebration?
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: May 09, 2021, 06:49:28 PM
Did Audree dress them that day?

 LOL
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: April 26, 2021, 02:43:38 PM
An interesting interview with Carl Wilson by Dennis Wholey of PBS Late Night, from 1983:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=vpG7AL2UF4E&feature=youtu.be
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Don Randi on: April 10, 2021, 06:05:29 PM
Perfect opportunity for me to spread this v v dank meme I created:



These are hilarious, Joshilyn! Thanks for sharing!
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian commenting on relationship with Carl (1988) on: March 07, 2021, 04:08:55 PM
Once Carl fell ill, however, Brian's comments on Carl were nothing but supportive, and Brian was clearly devastated by his passing.

Though didn't go to his funeral, I think?


He sure did. And reportedly was devastated, crying, falling in Marylin's arms and sobbing "Carl is gone and I don't know where." or something to that effect.

Yes - Brian skipped Murry's funeral, and I think Dennis'. Not sure about Audree's. But he did attend Carl's.

Brian attended Audree's funeral.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys bought on: March 04, 2021, 05:31:06 PM
Unfortunately, my Beach Boys fan Instagram page (formerly @thebeachboys66 on ig) was taken down by Instagram at the behest of Iconic Artists Group.  Was knocking on 6,000 followers too with endless ties to BB family members and family friends along the way.

I'm still super pumped though as to what the future holds with this arrangement for the band!

Oh, this doesn't bode well for other fan-run sites. I'm sorry to hear this. I followed your Instagram page and enjoyed your posts.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: California Music Presents Add Some Music on: February 26, 2021, 08:12:41 PM
Stumbled upon this today whilst searching for infos on the 70's pseudo-supergroup/musical collective, and the various inter-related recordings. Don't know if I've seen any discussion here or elsewhere, hopefully I am posting this in the right place...

https://www.propermusic.com/ovcd421-california-music-presents-add-some-music.html

I have copied and pasted this text from the description after the link (the original source text ends abruptly in the middle of the word "release"):
"In March 2020, while focusing on the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys' Sunflower album, I was moved by the poignancy of the message and lyrics of the album's "Add Some Music To Your Day". Inspired by this, I thought that combining members of The Beach Boys with the next generations of voices (the children of The Beach Boys) was the perfect way to bring attention to a charity during these challenging times. As 2020 concluded, I became painfully aware of the number of people struggling to feed their families, so I chose Feeding America as the charity recipient."- David Beard, editor & publisher of Endless Summer Quarterly, The Beach Boys publication of record."Music, when you're alone, is like a companion for your lonely soul".these lyrics are from the 1970 Beach Boys composition "Add Some Music To Your Day" and they are the inspiration for the latest Omnivore Recordings release California Music Presents Add Some Music. Founded by Beach Boys historian and documentarian David Beard, California Music Presents Add Some Music is an uplifting collection of recordings celebrating all that is good about one of California's greatest exports.music! In 2020, David Beard re-recorded the classic 1970 Beach Boys song "Add Some Music To Your Day" (written by Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Joe Knott) with Beach Boys members Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks and the children of The Beach Boys including Carnie and Wendy Wilson (Brian Wilson's daughters), Christian, Hayleigh & Ambha Love (Mike Love's children) and Matt Jardine (son of founding Beach Boys member Al Jardine). Their brilliant new rendering of "Add Some Music To Your Day" was arranged and produced by Rob Bonfiglio (member of the Brian Wilson Band and husband to Carnie Wilson). Filling out this ten track collection are recordings by Mike Love, David Marks, longtime Beach Boys associate, Jeffrey Foskett as well as new music from Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and Rob Bonfiglio. A portion of the proceeds of this relea



A couple of people were not listed in the above description of the personnel involved with the new recording of Add Some Music to Your Day: Carl Wilson's son Justyn Wilson and Brian Wilson's granddaughter Lola Bonfiglio on background vocals. Also, you can find the Add Some Music video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90JFsfj4LRU&feature=emb_logo
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: RIP Carl, 23 years ago today on: February 24, 2021, 08:21:12 PM
Carl sounds super mellow on part 2, and very quiet. He says he's going back to the hotel to go to bed afterwards, so he's probably tired. He makes some great (and surprising) choices of music to play here as well, including cuts from Karla Bonoff, Bruce Springsteen and Emmylou Harris. I was a big fan of Emmylou in 1977. It's nice to know Carl and I were on the same musical wavelength. Interestingly, he's rather dismissive of the tarmac incident.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dark, Gritty Beach Boys Miniseries on: February 24, 2021, 07:53:13 PM
Episode 5 should include the tarmac confrontation.

Add the tarmac confrontation and write your Emmy acceptance speech for Episode 5.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: RIP Carl, 23 years ago today on: February 21, 2021, 05:09:00 PM
Another interview with Carl. Some harsh comments about the current Beach Boys (well, "harsh" by Carl ist still very diplomatic). An interesting interview.


Carl Wilson Interview - 1981 (Beach Boys), Interview by Dan Guilfoyle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63CyQKdKMCo

I love this interview. It was done in my hometown (and I missed Carl's solo show!). Dan Guilfoyle was a very popular DJ and an excellent interviewer. He's still with us, but retired now.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Jardine - Looking Down The Coast on: February 21, 2021, 05:05:31 PM
Nice to see a full review of Al like that.

This one I think I read before but good to look at again - https://troun.tripod.com/al.html

This is a very interesting article. Thanks for posting the link.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach With Ya Baby (fest. Scott Bennett & Al Jardine) on: February 21, 2021, 04:02:05 PM
First I've ever heard of this song but I liked it. I wonder what's happened with Scott Bennett since his problems of a few years ago

I actually looked him up a few days ago.  He was released from Prison in 2017:

https://ktul.com/news/local/man-convicted-for-2014-rape-at-hard-rock-tulsa-released-after-year-in-prison

14 months for a rape conviction is a travesty of justice for his victim. He was originally sentenced to five years for two counts, to be served consecutively. I don't care if his behavior was exemplary in prison. He should have had to fully pay for his very bad behavior.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson Barry Gibb Instagram Exchange on: February 17, 2021, 07:14:20 PM
Oh man....  Nice to see something good can come from Twitter!
Instagram, actually, but your point is well taken.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Brian Wilson Barry Gibb Instagram Exchange on: February 17, 2021, 12:51:48 PM
Here's a lovely exchange on Instagram today between the official pages for Brian Wilson and Barry Gibb. Carnie Wilson also chimes in. I know that Brian often doesn't write or monitor his own social media, but every once in a while there is a post like this one that makes one tend to believe that Brian wrote it himself. The respect each one has for the other is genuine, and I hope some type of a collaboration comes of it.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BeachBoysTalk Episode 5: Special Guest- Robert White Johnson! on: February 09, 2021, 08:04:22 PM
Tonight was my first time tuning in. Great job! What an excellent interview.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: My First BB Concert/Your First BB Concert on: January 27, 2021, 09:49:01 PM
June 21, 1978 in Rochester, NY. Beach Boys lineup was Brian, Carl, Dennis, Al and Mike. They sounded great, especially in the wild month June, 1978. At the beginning of that month you may recall that Brian went missing. He first went to Mexico and then to San Diego, where he was found in Balboa Park. He spent some days hospitalized in San Diego and then joined the summer tour. A week before the concert there was an article in our newspaper saying that Brian Wilson would not appear in Rochester, so we were absolutely stunned to see him there in the flesh on the 21st. Surprisingly, he sounded okay, even taking the lead on some songs.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Hey everyone, glad to be here.... again on: January 11, 2021, 02:06:37 PM
Welcome back. I just joined a year or so ago, and I haven't yet had the pleasure of reading your earlier posts. As to your being too young to join this forum at 13, that's probably true. Life is definitely a long maturation process, though, and keep in mind that in some ways when you're 30 you won't be the same the person you are at 21 either. It's all good.

Perhaps you have a little perspective on what life must have been like for Carl Wilson, who had just turned 15 when the Beach Boys had their first gig in December of 1961, and for David Marks, who joined the group at age 13. Those two had stunted childhoods, and were forced to mature very quickly.

I look forward to your contributions.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys live 1970 on: January 10, 2021, 06:04:57 PM
And it looks like it's not available in the US. Or at least not to me. Sounds like I'm not missing much, though, if the audio is not good quality.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: January 08, 2021, 10:07:12 PM
Best Brian quote from that 2017 Rolling Stone article:  "Mostly, I'm just pleasantly depressed."
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How Is Jeff Foskett Getting On ?? on: January 02, 2021, 10:04:36 PM
I was wondering the same just the other day. Did I see correctly that he was on one of Billy Hinsche's recent videos? I haven't watched all of them.

He did call in on one of Billy's recent shows.  His voice was raspy but he certainly sounded lucid.  Billy often mentions that Jeff helps out with the technical aspects of all the shows, so that's a good sign.

Jeff called into Billy's show tonight. Sounded raspy but jovial.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Stereogum: ''Mike Love’s Beach Boys played for a packed, mask-less crowd' on: January 02, 2021, 09:58:06 PM
I'm glad to see that apparently Bruce is taking a pro-masking stand and did not appear at this event. At the end of his phone call on Billy Hinsche's live Facebook show, Bruce told watchers to stay safe and "wear the mask."

Wow. If that's the case, good for him. Even so, he supported a president who advocated otherwise so no big points from me, but it's better than what Mike is doing. At 80 years old this machismo posturing crap is just so so foolish.

Agreed on both counts.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: January 02, 2021, 09:17:44 PM
Vive la difference! That's what I say. I love the fact that people on this board have strong opinions about individual songs, and they feel free to express them. Yes, I'm still pretty new here.  Grin As for me, I absolutely can't stand the disco version of Here Comes the Night. Yes, my hatred of anything disco is stronger than my love for the Beach Boys. Whew! I said it. It feels good. Now tell me why you love it. You won't convince me, but it might make you feel good.

On a somewhat related note, I also like this board because I feel comfortable hanging around people that are smarter than me regarding the Beach Boys. I have learned a lot here, and one of the things I've learned is that I still have a lot to learn. Another thing I've learned is that the general public (not people on this board) doesn't know a damned thing about the Beach Boys, but many people think they do.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Stereogum: ''Mike Love’s Beach Boys played for a packed, mask-less crowd' on: January 01, 2021, 11:12:36 PM
I'm glad to see that apparently Bruce is taking a pro-masking stand and did not appear at this event. At the end of his phone call on Billy Hinsche's live Facebook show, Bruce told watchers to stay safe and "wear the mask."
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce living in a memory facility in Santa Barbara? on: January 01, 2021, 11:07:08 PM
Methinks this story is either bogus or about another person with the same name. "Our" Bruce called in live to Billy Hinsche's show last night -- it didn't sound like there's anything wrong with his memory.

Listen to the call here:
https://www.facebook.com/billy.hinsche/videos/5319187201440863



Bruce sounded very sharp on that call.
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